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girl training for a race

Training plans: From Hal to Hanson to Pfitz

There are two things to remember when choosing a training plan for a race: Make sure it’s the right level for you, and don’t beat yourself up if you don’t follow it perfectly. That’s the advice of Brett Beil, a strength and conditioning specialist with Sanford Health in Fargo, North Dakota. Runners – and walkers […]
Jacqueline Palfy 8 min read
Becky Moch

Faces of Fargo: Becky Moch and her first 5K

Becky Moch has stood at a lot of finish lines. She has four kids and eight grandchildren, a husband and a lifelong love of sports and recreation. She grew up playing basketball, her kids run road races, and now she’s a regular walker and loves to bike with her husband. “It’s nice to have time […]
Jacqueline Palfy 4 min read
Winter landscape

The science of running: I once made it snow

Winter running is an amazing thing. Do you know how I know this? Because I once made snow inside my running jacket. It’s true: I got home from a run, took off my outer layer – a windbreaker because, after all, these are the Dakotas – and snow fell out. It was second only to […]
Jacqueline Palfy 7 min read
Sports dietician speaking with client about healthy food options

Fueling for Fargo: Start with small changes

It’s a little bit of a chicken or the egg question: Do you take care of your eating habits or your fitness habits first? Everyone comes at it a little differently. Maybe you need to start moving first, take just one step, and once that’s in motion you begin thinking differently about how you’re fueling […]
Jacqueline Palfy 4 min read
start of people running the 5k race in fargo

5Ks dominate national running scene, are good first race

FARGO, N.D. – Brett Beil is amazed as he drives to work in the winter. “Every time, I see people choosing to run outside,” says Beil, a strength and conditioning specialist with Sanford Health in Fargo. “It’s great to me.” The ice, snow and the relentless blowing of the wind across prairie don’t exactly lend […]
Jacqueline Palfy 8 min read
Runners running during Fargo Marathon

Sanford Health named new title sponsor of Fargo Marathon

FARGO, N.D. — When you see or hear about the Fargo Marathon this year, you may notice something different. Fargo Marathon is proud to announce Sanford Health as the new title sponsor of the series of races happening May 14-19, 2018. “Sanford’s commitment to our community and the region, makes this a great partnership and […]
Nadine Aljets 3 min read
Weather: Man and woman running on a trail in winter

Good gear, smart layers key to cold weather training

Even in frightful Upper Midwest winter weather, more and more people are finding outdoor training delightful. Comfort comes from gear and layers. The type of activity and the weather conditions dictates proper gear and number of layers. When good gear is properly layered, cold climate enjoyment increases, even in harsh conditions. Most athletic brands make […]
SHN Staff 3 min read
Physical therapist applying elastic therapeutic tape to shoulder of female client in office

Sports medicine: Your key to a healthy, active lifestyle

'We all want our kids to be successful and the best they can be, but that also involves balance.'
SHN Staff 6 min read
woman running in sioux falls marathon

Sioux Falls Marathon draws 2,600 from 40 states, 6 countries

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the first time in the history of the Sioux Falls Marathon, the 2017 event started and finished inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, and 2,607 runners from six different countries, 40 states and 600 cities crossed the finish line on Sunday, Sept. 10. The weekend began Saturday with the Sioux […]
SHN Staff 2 min read
Triathalon participants running out of lake

Sioux Falls 11-year-old is triathlon national champion

WALL LAKE, S.D. — Evan Mahrous switches gears flawlessly. He has to. Any stumble in transitioning from the bike to his running shoes costs him time. Today, on a breezy, sunny day at Wall Lake Park, no movement of Evan’s is wasted. With a head full of golden locks, Oakley sunglasses covering the sharp focus […]
Paul Heinert 3 min read